BEES, butterflies and other insects will be able to thrive in Chippenham as school pupils have begun planting a wildflower meadow.

Pupils from Monkton Park Primary School were working hard last Wednesday (June 6) on their wildflower meadow project planting seeds.

Year 2 teacher and outdoor learning leader Matt Slee, said: “We have been planting a wildflower meadow in the school grounds and it is something we have been planning for a while.

“We were helped by a Devizes company called Meadow in my Garden and Paul Jupp who donated

“The aim is to grow a lovely beautiful meadow to attract insects and butterflies and teach the importance of ecology, bees and butterflies.

"The pupils have been absolutely enthused by the whole thing, they have been really excited to be part of the project.

"We also had some help from the parents, it has been a whole school community project.

"A big thank you to Meadow in my Garden and Paul Jupp for donating seeds for the project as well as Friends of Monkton Park School whose help has been instrumental."